[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Soft Support Heroes That Are Awesome

There are various roles in Dota, all roles have different responsibilities and priorities. The soft support heroes aim to roam around the map to secure kills or to save their allies from getting ganked. Various heroes excel profoundly in this role.

To help you pick the right heroes, we have compiled this list of the best 10 Soft Support Heroes That Are Awesome. These heroes are very relevant in the current meta, hence they will ensure utter domination right from the laning phase. 

10. Dark Willow

This enchanting fairy of the woods is extremely deceitful. She may come across as a vulnerable and weak fairy but she’s a powerful enchanting sorceress. Dark Willow’s spells make her great soft support as she can lock down enemies, deal damage and ensure immense crowd control. She synergizes well with various heroes and does well with a bit of farm as well. A late-game Dark Willow, even as a support is a nightmare to play against. 

Why is Dark Willow a great soft support hero? 

  • Immense Crowd Control Spells
  • High damage right from the early game.
  • Low CD on spells.

Items to buy on Dark Willow

  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Force Staff
  • Scythe of Vyse



9. Bounty Hunter

Gondar, the Bounty Hunter is loved by all the pos 3 and 4 mains. He deals decent damage, tracks his enemies’ movements, and escapes effortlessly with his Shadow Walk. Bounty Hunter is known to be an annoying hero right from the laning phase, as not only does he steal your gold, but he also does pure damage with his spells and you never quite know where he is. Along with dealing damage, he can be played in the support position as well, itemizing the support way is also possible for him. In short, he is quite the flexible of the bunch. 

Why is Bounty Hunter a great soft support hero? 

  • Invisibility offers him the potential to sneak up on his enemies or escape
  • Can track enemy movements
  • Jinada steals gold, making enemies play safe

Items to buy on Bounty Hunter

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Solar Crest
  • Force Staff
  • Lotus Orb
  • Drum of Endurance



8. Earth Spirit

Kaolin, the Earth Spirit is undoubtedly one of the best gankers in the game. His Rolling Boulder ensures that no enemies escape! Along with the stun, he can also silence and slow his enemies and deal them damage over time with his ultimate, Magnetize. Unlike most heroes on this list, Earth Spirit can be played in multiple roles, his flexibility ensures he fits in every other matchup and contributes to teamfights by disabling enemies and dealing some insane damage that can’t be negated easily.

Why is Earth Spirit a great soft support hero?  

  • Rolling Boulder can be used to initiate or escape in team fights
  • Geomagnetic Grip disables enemies
  • Boulder Smash can be used to save allies or throw enemies into your team

Items to buy on Earth Spirit

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Force Staff
  • Lotus Orb
  • Black King Bar
  • Glimmer Cape



7. Rubick

Rubick is an evergreen pick as he never seems to go out of fashion! His excellent spells and spellcasting have kept him relevant all these years as he is a great disabler. Rubick does insane damage not only in the literal sense but if he gets hold of spells like Glimpse or even Fissure, then he can truly turn the tides around. The prominent reason why Rubick is frequently picked is because of the flexibility he provides, along with the impact he has in the game!

Why is Rubick a great soft support hero? 

  • His Telekenisis proves to be a great disable spell in both the early and late game.
  • Fade Bolt ensures your enemies deal minimum physical damage
  • Prominent against other relevant heroes in the meta that have immense crowd control/damage spells. Ex. Enigma, Tidehunter, Magnus

Items to buy on Rubick

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aeon Disk
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape



6. Mirana

Behold the Princess of the Moon! Mirana is a ranged agility hero who is considered to be a flexible pick, meaning it can be played in pretty much all roles. She proves to be a great pick against heroes with low armor and magic resistance. Picking Mirana with other heroes that can stun can lead to an immense lockdown potential. Along with this, she can also use her ultimate offensively or defensively, which provides a great layer of protection to her allies as well. 

Why is Mirana a great soft support hero?

  • Leap can be used to escape enemies.
  • Can use ultimate to initiate or help allies escape
  • Can be played flexibly in different roles
  • You can poke and shove enemies off the lane effortlessly

Items to Buy on Mirana 

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Lotus Orb
  • Force Staff
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Mekansm



5. Hoodwink

Hoodwink is relatively a new hero to the game, but her skills are nothing that we are used to seeing before. Her unique toolkit makes her a very ambiguous pick, as she can be molded and played into any position and lane. Hoodwink primarily does well as a Pos 4, as she has great disabling mechanics along with damage and mobility. Her Bushwack and Acorn Shot disable the enemies and deal damage if they’re caught around a tree. Sharpshooter is a great spell to neutralize enemies.

What makes Hoodwink a great soft support hero? 

  • Great abilities which allow for immense crowd control
  • Serious damage with the ultimate Sharpshooter
  • High movement speed and mobility

Items to buy on Hoodwink

  • Aether Lens
  • Glepnir
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Force Staff



4. Doom

Feared by both angels and devils, Doom is known to dominate the battlefield with his terrifying spells and animosity. Though the laning phase may be rough on Doom against most heroes, he hits his item timings quickly, thanks to Devour and Scorched Earth. Being more level reliant over the farm, Doom must constantly gank other lanes to secure farm and space for his team! He shreds through his enemies due to his high magic damage and disables, rendering them useless. 

Why is Doom a great soft support hero? 

  • Doom can shut down enemy heroes easily with his ultimate, muting their items and silencing them while they take insane damage over time.
  • Along with the ultimate, Doom also can devour creeps to get their abilities, allowing him to stun or deal damage during team fights.

Items to Buy on Doom

  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight



3. Keeper of the Light

You shall not pass, says the illuminating Keeper as he holds his ground against his ghastly foes. KOTL is back in the meta due to the recent buffs to his abilities, allowing him to deal more damage and sustain in the lane. His spells allow him to be played both as a core and as a support, allowing flexibility in his item as well as skill builds. If you manage to master this wise Keeper, you shall be allowed to pass into higher MMR ladders! 

Why is Keeper of the Light a great soft support hero?

  • Constant Mana supply
  • Can split push lanes effortlessly
  • Immense magical burst damage potential
  • Low CD on spells

Items to buy on KOTL

  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dagon
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Glimmer Cape



2. Spirit Breaker

You will never know what hit you if you have a farmed Spirit Breaker in the enemy team! Not only do you have the chance to get ganked, but you also are exposed to the enemy team! This space cow hits like a truck! And let’s not get started on the bashes! The 17% chance feels like 71 if SB is on the enemy team! The hero is low complexity so all you have to do is charge your foes and grab some popcorn while you hit them!

Why is Spirit Breaker a great soft support hero?

  • Global ability to gank enemy/escape from them
  • High mobility and stun potential
  • Menace to invis and nimble heroes! 

Items to buy on Spirit Breaker

  • Shadow Blade
  • Drums of Endurance 
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Shard



1. Io

There are various mysterious entities in Dota but Io takes the cake for being the most mysterious. Is it a bulb, or is it a disco ball? We shall never know! All we know is that this ball of energy is powerful enough to turn the game around if he helps his allies on time. A perfect relocation can quickly turn the game around by saving your teammates or even by ratting. Io provides decent sustain right from the laning phase.

Why is Io a great soft support hero?

  • Can sustain allies with tether and heal
  • Can also save allies in the heat of the moment with Relocate
  • Immense heal and low CD on abilities

Items to buy on Io

  • Guardian Greaves
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aeon Disk
  • Holy Locket


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